What does a New Year clicking over mean to you…
Does your resolution often involve a fresh clean slate? New beginnings? Ramping up your exercise, recharging your motivation, dropping your stress levels, nourishing your body with organic food, quitting sugar, or alcohol, or finally ditching the habit of smoking… Sound familiar at all?
Most of us go into the New Year with the greatest of intentions to change what we are not currently happy with in our life. After a few weeks of festivities, old habits creep back in slowly, and we find ourselves slipping in to what feels comfortable or what comes naturally. Before we realize it we are already using the famous phrase “I will do it when I just go back to work, when I just get my promotion, when I just join the gym, when I just get over my birthday…”
It’s the “when I just” disease…
‘Just’ what…? – The destination that we never seem to arrive at.
Let’s take a step back to the lead up to the end of the year. When do you make your plan for things to change? Usually in the first few days of the new year, right?
This year – lets pre-plan. After all, for things to change, firstly you need to change.
Before planning our ambitious 2014, let’s reflect on a principle from one of my favourite mentors, Jim Rohn.
Happiness doesn’t come from big pieces of great success; it comes from small advantage handed out day by day.
In other words, we need to be happy with what we’ve got… while we are in pursuit of what we want. You won’t be any happier when you reach your goals than you are right now – you are as happy as you choose to be, in this very moment.
Being happy on the way and enjoying the journey doesn’t mean we can’t aim for bigger and brighter things. It just means that we enjoy who we are becoming on the journey of pursuing our goals and dreams, every single day.
Another good point reflected from Jim Rohn is that Life is plastic.
It is up to each of us to begin with the end goal and dream in mind – and from there, continuously work at it, mould it, form it – every day, every week, every year.
As we spend more time in the present, the patterns of success and positivity start to form – as does our self-awareness to these small changes.
So when planning our resolutions for 2014, lets keep these principles in mind.
- Big changes and achievement come one small step at a time – give yourself a pat on the back each day. Be proud of you and the small achievements you make on a daily basis.
- You have the power to mould your life, to shape it to whatever you want. So have the clear goal in mind at all times. Set your compass.
- Stay present and be happy along the road of your chosen journey. The challenging part… take responsibility for where you are right now. Have gratitude and appreciation of all the learning, the growth and achievements.
Most importantly – Set your intentions clearly, and then write them down (this is they key!) – then place them somewhere that you can be reminded of them every day. Take the time to check-in with them often.
When you open your eyes to that fresh new day of January 1st 2014, you can confidently know that the Universe will have your back, it will sort it out the details. As always, it will be conspiring in your favour when your goals and dreams are clear.
To help you along the way, we have a GIFT for you – to say THANKS for your continued belief in our Soul Balance vision of ‘changing lives through love, gratitude, nutrition and wellbeing’.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you our Soul Balance Dream & Intention planner , to help you with kick starting your 2014.
I would love to know how you go with it…
If there is any of our services that you need assistance with, please reach out and connect with us. We now have the ability to assist you on your journey in all areas of health, nutrition and wellbeing.
Enjoy the journey, and have a beautiful New Year.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out the photos and details from our Soul Balance Melbourne Retreat that we recently did – It was such a great day! Dates for 2014 will be released next week 🙂